New version of Hard rock hallelujah

by Ilari Karhapää 94 views

It took a year but now finally there is a version of Lordi�s Hard rock hallelujah that even Finland�s schlager and light pop oriented Radio Suomi can play. Nat Newborn Big Time has also another gem in their brand new album: Sata salamaa in swing style featuring a certain Vicky Rusty!

Last spring Radio Suomi refused to play Hard rock hallelujah, Euroviisut and later Eurovision song contest winner or not, because it didn’t fit into their profile of mainly schlager and light pop or at maximum middle of the road light rock. Now, over a year later we have a new very smooth mambo version of it performed by Nat Newborn Big Time. Their On the rocks album enters the official Finnish album charts at number 4 this week.

The album includes covers of many Finnish pop and rock classics from Nylon Beat, Apulanta and the Hurriganes just to name a few. Another Eurovision song is also included because “it is the ultimate Finnish party song, the one that makes people get up and jump to the beat and sing it along”: Sata salamaa (Finland 1987). It features Vicky Rusty as guest vocalist, who is of course its original performer Virve Rosti. The band also often performs Swingis Khanduring their live gigs , not very hard to figure out which Eurovision classic that is!

Who would have thought Hard rock hallelujah could be performed in so many different ways; from the Estonian male choir version to the Italian discomix and now mambo! You can listen to their version of Hard rock hallelujah here and find out more about them here.

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